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Mia Van Allen

Communications ·

Color of Music Collective Unites Diverse Voices for Change

With the goal of amplifying voices of people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals working in the music industry, the Collective offers networking and career support.
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Kurt Braddock

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Braddock Brings Counter-Radicalization Messaging Expertise to AU SOC

Braddock’s research focuses on the persuasive strategies used by violent extremist groups to recruit and radicalize audiences targeted by their propaganda.
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Filippo Trevisan

Communications ·

New MA in Media, Technology & Democracy Prepares Students for Policy Leadership

To help future policymakers, advocates and policy professionals anticipate and navigate challenging times to come, SOC will launch a new MA program in Fall 2021.
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Story Movements: How Documentaries Empower People and Inspire Social Change

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New Book Reveals the Power of Documentary Storytelling

There’s much more to artistic, investigative documentaries than entertainment value alone.
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Unbreathable Story

Communications ·

SOC Alumni and Professor Collaborate for "Unbreathable" Film Premiere

Unbreathable: The Fight for Healthy Air premiered on June 18. This documentary highlights the ongoing struggle for clean air in the United States over the past fifty years since the Clean Air Act was passed into law.
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Pat McNulty

Communications ·

EMT By Day, Strategic Communication Student By Night: This is Pat McNulty's New Normal

103 days. That’s how many days American University graduate student Pat McNulty spent this spring and summer immersed in AU’s online graduate program, and working in New York City as an Emergency Medical Technician.
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Message from the SOC Dean About Fall 2020 Operating Status

As a SOC, much of our field is already digital. We already know how to work, teach, produce, research, live, protest, create, innovate and bring about change through virtual platforms.
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W. Joseph Campbell

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New Book Examines the Messy and Contentious Role of US Presidential Pre-Election Polls

The 2016 election is one of eight cases of polling failure SOC Professor W. Joseph Campbell analyzes in his new book.
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Lagrant Foundation Scholarship Recipient Proves Importance of Diversity in the Classroom and Field

Zach Gradishar was the recipient of one of the prestigious 2020 Lagrant Foundation scholarships, dedicated to increasing the number of minorities in advertising, marketing and PR.
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Film Student Finishes ‘The Beauty in Trying’ With Neel Foundation Scholarship

Film student Mitra Arthur tells the story of her friend, Samaia Muhammad, who returns to dancing to heal from trauma in “The Beauty in Trying."
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